Excitement level hits overdrive for Drift Atlanta: In the wild world of motorsports, there’s nothing quite like Drifting. And this weekend, some of the best and braves drivers around are in North Georgia, burning rubber in hopes of gaining championship points.
Drift Atlanta presented by Papa John’s takes over Road Atlanta Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th, bringing one of racing’s wildest events back to Braselton. Never heard of Drifting? Well, it really needs to be seen to be believed, but it’s basically a competition in which drivers oversteer on purpose, losing tire traction but still staying in control as the car turns (or “drifts”) around a corner. Drivers are then scored by a panel of three judges, and each competition features both single-car qualifiers and two-car battles. Drifting first gained popularity in Japan, but the Formula DRIFT circuit has raised the motorsport’s profile here in the United States. Drift Atlanta is the third round of this year’s championship series, and will be held in the Turn 10 complex of Road Atlanta.
There’s a full schedule of action for Drift Atlanta at Road Atlanta, starting at 9:35 a.m. on Friday and culminating with the FD Pro2 Trophy Ceremony at 11:30 p.m. Saturday’s action begins at 8:00 a.m., leading up to the trophy ceremony and closing at 10:45 p.m. Single and two-day tickets may be purchased online, along with admission to specific parking areas.
Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken never misses a chance to spend the morning at Road Atlanta, and was there Friday morning just as drivers were preparing to take the track.
Author Rick Bragg stoms by to talk about his latest book "The Best Cook In The World." For more information on Rick Bragg click here.
Dr. Jen Welter stops by Good Day Atlanta to talk about becomig the first female to coach in the NFL. She served as a linebackers coach for the Arizoa Cardinals. She is in town hosting a flag football camp for girls. For more information click here.
Chef Jernard Wells talks about his latest cookbook and his new food network show. He stopped by to share an easy citrus pineapple chicken recipe easy to make for Mother's Day. For more on the "Comeback King," show on Food Network click here.
For more on Southern Modified or Chef Jernard Wells click here.
RECIPE: Grilled Citrus Chicken
- 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 2 teaspoons pineapple juice
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
- In a shallow container, blend soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, lime juice, pineapple juice, and garlic.
- Place chicken breast halves into the mixture and turn to coat.
- Cover and marinate in the refrigerator at least 30 minutes.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
- Lightly oil the grill grate.
- Discard marinade and grill chicken 10-12 minutes on each side, until juices run clear.